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michaelplant  // Posts published by michaelplant

Garden Destiny, The Forces Of Nature, Life’s Push And Pull

Garden Destiny, The Forces Of Nature, Life’s Push And Pull

Planting a tree sets in motion a chain of events that if you were to consider the vastness of the idea you could possibly go insane. Stop right there. Don’t go any farther. If you have the ability to stop your thoughts right her, right now you will be in sync with my mind as […]

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Winter Gardening Checklist For New York And The Surrounding Area

Winter Gardening Checklist For New York And The Surrounding Area

Gardening on Christmas Eve in New York and the surrounding area might be low on many peoples priority list but there is so much to be done and most of you don’t even know it. Here on Long Island, the south eastern part of New York, the temperature outside is 34 degrees and winter seems […]

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Garden Restoration: Looking Beyond The Neglect And Seeing All The Posibilities

Garden Restoration: Looking Beyond The Neglect And Seeing All The Posibilities

Restoring your gardens and trees after years of neglect may seem cost prohibitive. I am here to demonstrate how the process of garden and tree restoration is not only cost effective, it’s also environmentally responsible and offers great long term monetary value. To begin with, lets imagine you have had a traumatic event happen in […]

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Pruning And Designing Ornamental Trees For The Winter Landscape In The Everyday Home Landscape

Pruning And Designing Ornamental Trees For The Winter Landscape In The Everyday Home Landscape

Pruning and designing ornamental trees in the everyday home landscape is just the tip of the iceberg as the cold weather wraps itself around us here in the northeastern part of the United States. Welcome everyone to the beginning of my 2011-2012 winter gardening log and landscape perspective. If your curious how I may spin […]

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Plant With Me Reaching Out To Gardeners For A Response

Plant With Me Reaching Out To Gardeners For A Response

FOR THOSE BRAVE ENOUGH TO BELIEVE IN CHANGE. I recently visited this web site, http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments and left this message. Is anyone listening? Does anyone care? I have children so I must hope. To President Obama (11-20-11): I must say the hope has severely faded. Our system of government in this country has deteriorated to such an […]

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Garden Journal As The Gardens Prepare For Winter Hibernation

Garden Journal As The Gardens Prepare For Winter Hibernation

Plant With Me, Inc. On Long Island has had a great pruning and planting year and it’s not over yet. I know I haven’t written for some time but I am here and ready to tell all about the gardens and their owners like never before. I challenge all who read my writing to think […]

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Restore Your Gardens Restore Your Life (“Life In Mind”)

Restore Your Gardens Restore Your Life (“Life In Mind”)

Restoring our gardens for me, easily relates to restoring our lives. The question remains, how do I translate things into words so a large majority of people will understand what I see. I know it’s been a while since I have written. Thank you for your patience, I’ve been busy. FIRST REVIEW & EDIT PERFORMED ON […]

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Gardening In The Rain In New York On Long Island In The Huntington Area

Gardening In The Rain In New York On Long Island In The Huntington Area

Welcome to Gardening in the Rain in and around Long Island in New York. I must first tell everyone that I have finished and posted my first demonstration video, which you can find @#mce_temp_url# or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoDoPAjMw2Y. August is upon us with lots of rain in the air and forecast. So people ask me what do […]

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Tell Plant With Me What You Want, Then Begin Your Garden Journey

Tell Plant With Me What You Want, Then Begin Your Garden Journey

Who do you call on Long Island to help you with your gardens? The garden therapist at Plant With Me. I’m not really a therapist but I feel like one every time I arrive on someone’s property and they want me to tell them what they should do with this plant, that space or how […]

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Growing Gardens To Develop The Balance Between Living Spaces and Growing Spaces

Growing Gardens To Develop The Balance Between Living Spaces and Growing Spaces

The balance within a garden between elements is fragile. Plants, paths, rocks and objects all come together to demonstrate different aspect of life. Looking closely into, through and around gardens can be very telling. What is it you allow yourself to see or take the time to witness. Today I turned 45 years old and […]

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Pruning Never Ending On Long Island In New York And The Northeastern USA

Pruning Never Ending On Long Island In New York And The Northeastern USA

Pruning your trees and bushes around Long Island and the Northeastern United States seems as though it is never ending. I can say this because a large majority of the work I perform is restoring trees, gardens and landscapes around the North Shore of Long Island. Some of the pictures I put up into this […]

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The Art Of Pruning For Maintaining Value Around Your Property

The Art Of Pruning For Maintaining Value Around Your Property

The art of pruning around New York especially Long Island involves a great sensitivity to the diversity we can plant in this zone (7a). I have recently visited over 100 properties in the past three and a half months and everyone seems to have similar issues and questions. My gardens, landscapes and trees have gotten […]

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Gardens, Landscapes, Planting and Pruning On Long Island, New York properties

Gardens, Landscapes, Planting and Pruning On Long Island, New York properties

Planting and pruning your landscapes or gardens on Long Island, New York properties is a challenge more then ever before. As I drive around the different neighborhoods on Long Island, if it’s Old Westbury, East Northport, Roslyn, Plainview, Huntington Bay, Brookville, Smithtown, Glen Cove, Head Of The Harbor, Laurel Hollow, Melville, Fort Solonga or Commack […]

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Long Island Garden and Landscape Restoration Specialist Not Easy To Find

Long Island Garden and Landscape Restoration Specialist Not Easy To Find

In New York on Long Island, garden and landscape restoration specialist aren’t going to be found very easily. Even before we go into what these people do and why it is so difficult to find them I need to address how much homeowners need to learn to properly manage the gardens, trees and landscape that […]

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Hydrangea Pruning, Restoring The Shape Form and Vigor Of Woody Ornamentals

Hydrangea Pruning, Restoring The Shape Form and Vigor Of Woody Ornamentals

How do you restore Hydrangeas size, form and health for best flowering? May 15th and Hydrangeas as showing signs of budding here in New York. Is it too late to crown reduce my Hydrangeas? There are two answers. But before we begin who can guess what type of tree the main header picture is representing? […]

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